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Bukhara Grill

217 E. 49th St., New York, NY, 10017
nr. Third Ave.

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Food: 7
Service: 7
Dcor: 6

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75% would go back.

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Bukhara Grill

By restaurantfairy on 10/30/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Dcor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

This little mid-town “Indian Spice Rave” as they call themselves is quickly becoming one of my favorite Indian food finds. Being Indian, I’m usually very picky about eating Indian out and really don’t end up liking very much of what I try. Bukhara Grill however is quite an exception to my rule. The restaurant is a carbon copy of one of the most famous Restaurants of yesteryears in India called Bukhara. They have styled their wooden menus, the copper drinking glasses, checkered napkin-bibs you can wear while eating, in exactly the same way. While the look and feel of the two places are the same, the food at Bukhara Grill has far surpassed that of its old and tired counterpart in India. All in all, I highly recommend Bukhara Grill. They serve up some really good Indian food. I prefer going there for dinner versus lunch. They have a great deal for their lunch buffet but I just didn’t enjoy the food as much– but I’m willing to try it again. The staff is so eager to please and and the owners are very friendly and accommodating. Bukhara Grill is one of those places where you enter light and eager with anticapaiton and you leave with your belt buckle very loosened and dragging feet. Don’t plan on doing much after eating here – after a meal like that – the only place you can head off to is bed! For pictures and more food details click on this link:

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Decent, but the internet can lie

By DivaDiner on 9/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • Dcor: (NA)
  • Yes, I would go back!

Before I went to Bukhara, I did some research. This site, NYTimes and Behind the Burner were the best three I found to help me and in the end I did enjoy myself. There's actually a video on Behind the Burner that has Vicky Vij making some delicious chicken dish, I suggest checking it out!

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Great Indian Food

By solbaier on 8/22/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Dcor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love this place. It may not be for everyone. If you expect cheap east villiage style McIndian food, you're in for a let down. This is real Indian food, not as tampered with for the American palate. The marinated mushrooms are great, the lamb is fantastic, and the vegi dishes are all great. The staff is very sweet, if you need anything all you need to do is ask. Often, but not always, they give free deserts after the meal or side dishes with the meal. It is quiet enough to have a conversation and without a doubt the cleanest Indian restaurant in the city. It is one of my favorite Indian places.

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285 out of 567 people found this review helpful.

surprisingly disappointing

By pfd on 2/14/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Dcor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Heard positive things, but very disappointed. Compared to other Indian restaurants, the food was very heavy and less flavorful. The chicken entree was good, but the bread was served cold and was not up to par. The service was ok, but when one dish was inedible (and untouched) noone inquired about whether anything was wrong with it. It was a holiday evening and we were finishing our wine (after only being there for about 45 minutes) and they asked us to leave because there were people waiting for tables. Overall, there are many better and less expensive Indian restaurants all around Manhattan.

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